Sonny Rollins
  • jazz
  • saxophone
  • bebop

Sonny Rollins (Theodore Walter Rollins, New York City, September 7, 1930) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist. Rollins' long, prolific career began at the age of 11, and he was playing with piano legend Thelonious Monk before reaching the age of 20. Rollins is still touring and recording today, having outlived most of his contemporaries such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Max Roach, and Art Blakey, all performers with whom he recorded. While Rollins was born in New York City, his parents were born in the United States Virgin Islands. Read more on

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  1. St. Thomas
  2. God Bless the Child
  3. You Don't Know What Love Is
  4. Strode Rode
  5. Blue 7

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